Photo: Phillip Berryhill

Kylie Minoise

Personal Space


16 Feb 2008  •  The Arches, Glasgow


It ain't easy being angry! Lea Cummings spends countless nights backstage at various venues working himself into a ball of harsh-noise energy before unleashing his rage on Joe Public. Thirty lucky Instal punters will have the opportunity to experience Kylie's pre-match aggro workout one-on-one in the darkness of an Arches dressing room.

Walking to work, buying groceries, cleaning the toilet, sipping a pint at your local boozer..... it's the mundane little everyday things/ situations in life which shape who we are and which (in)directly influence what we do/create. So what is it that makes Glaswegian noisemakers make their noises? This year we've invited a handful of artists with strong ties to Glasgow to take us to the places in & around the city which they feel influence them & their art as part of the Personal Space section of the festival.


Thanks to Stewart Smith for the use of his tape of the performance.

  • Audio

    Credits / license
    • CC BY-NC-ND 4.0  Thanks to Stewart Smith for the Cassette Recording of this performance. 

  • Extract

    Personal Space Intro - Barry Esson

    To get by in the world, to eek out our own ways of coping, of making do, we all engage in creativity , every single day . We take shortcuts, we cook, we get lost, we engage in illegal acts, we take drugs, we double park, we steal, we owe money, we have sex in cars. 


    Credits / license
    • CC BY-NC-ND 4.0